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In one of the Sunday papers recently I read an article about a new book Just Kids written by the Singer Patti Smith about her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The article was illustrated with the above iconic (well to me anyway) photo of Smith and Mapplethorpe taken in NYC in 1967 demonstrating that Patti Smith was rocking some serious skinny ripped jeans almost a decade before the look was popularized by The Ramones.